Dec 28, 2012 4:30pm PST
next year. the reason? >> monetary easing. all these governments have debt and there's only one way to pay it back and it's to devalue their own currency. and it's a race to the bottom. >> reporter: there are other factors that could also help support gold prices. central banks worldwide have been boosting their gold holdings to diversify their portfolios, and protect against inflation. this year, central banks bought roughly 500 metric tons of gold, up 8% from last year. in addition, many small investors are buying gold as a safehaven from global instability. >> political certainty is a major driving factor. it is not just here. but, in the western europe, and in the far east. and, in china. >> reporter: strong demand for gold exchange traded funds has also helped support prices. the spider gold trust-- ticker gld-- has $75 billion in assets. and it's is backed by physical gold. it also helps that some hedge funds with bylaws prohibiting them from buying futures, can buy gold e.t.f.'s. >> so there are some people that were restricted before. they're not now, and that's supportive o
Dec 28, 2012 11:00pm EST
. the little guy can shoot. this is not a joke. he plays for a private school, not governed by florida high school athletic association rules. his dad is the coach, and crazy as it is, the kid can flat out and play. there may be a little hockey after all. the nhl has upped its offer to the players association for the first time in a month. they have been steadfast at keeping players contracts to five years. they have upped it to 6, 7 if you own a player. the ready to go. the nhl may be going back to work. >> show me that video again. is it not unbelievable? >> if he played here, he would be five rows up. she got an ipod for christmas but that is not >> a virginia woman got an unwelcome who surprise. instead of an ipad, a box full of notepads. she took the box back to walmart and after arm-twisting got a new ipad. there have apparently been other switches acros >> first snowflakes beginning to show up in the mountains of west virginia by tomorrow morning. light snow, spreads in on us. the dreaded winter remix. -- wintery mix.
Dec 29, 2012 6:00pm EST
of self government right now. >> if an agreement is reached it would be with the president calls a bare minimum keeping unemployment benefits for about 2 million americans in place. tough issues like spending cuts will not be tackled until next year. the next 24 hours will be crucial. richard reeve, abc 7 news. >> we have an update on former president george h. w. bush. the 88-year-old was moved out of intensive care at a houston hospital. they say that his condition continues to will improve and the family thanks everyone for their prayers and good thoughts. president bush has been in the hospital since late november for a cough. >> a deadly plane crash in russia tonight. what investigators believe happened. >> following developing news from russia, where a passenger plane has crashed as it as it attempted to land in moscow. 4 people of the eight who were on board were killed, 4 others seriously injured. and the the woman who was gang raped in india at two weeks ago has died. the police in new delhi are urging people to stay calm. there have already been riots and the city. the crowds
Dec 28, 2012 10:00pm PST
. >> reporter: but if lawmakers don't extend the tax bill it reverts to 1949 law when the government not the market controlled prices and the dairy industry wasn't nearly as efficient as today. under those antiquated formulas a gallon of milk now under $4 most places could rise to $6 even $8 retail. >> you think about the fiscal cliff and they talk about, okay we're going to get a deal done and it might not be perfect. but you definitely don't expect the price of milk to double. >> the risk of this happening is quite slim. >> reporter: experts down play the dairy cliff. >> dairy producers would love to get twice as much for their milk but it ain't going to happen for a few months. >> reporter: because they say the agriculture department would stall it until congress finally acts. >> we're definitely concerned and we keep our eyes on the market. >> but for businesses like benton's dependent on dairy, even the thought of a price hike sends shivers. >> are these going to escalate as well? i'm sure. >> reporter: ice crime lovers joked, that gave them a good reason to eat more now. 1849